Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a doctoral candidate in the department of African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is active in local housing struggles in Chicago and is an organizer with the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and is a frequent contributor on the subject of race and class. Her articles also appear in CounterPunch, The Black Commentator, Black Agenda Report, Gaper’s Block, New Politics, and elsewhere. Taylor’s first book, Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s, is forthcoming from Haymarket Books.